Scripture records that the Lord Christ breathed his last at around the ninth hour of Passover. This year, in the Eastern Time zone, the moon hits full at 1455, 2:55pm. Amazing coincidence? Not if one believes that there are sacred seasons throughout the year. The whole day is sacred. The full moon of Nisan, falling on the fourteenth day, has always been a significant season. The moon is full then it isn’t. Some time during this day, millions will remember that the price for human redemption was paid in full.
There was no other way to conceive of the Lamb of God laying down his life and taking up again without an eternal “mark this date”. Before he created the world God had marked the calendar of His Son’s amazing act of saving love.
“Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years;” [season <- moed, and for seasons ולמועדים ulĕmoedim]Genesis 1:14, NASB
Seasons are appointed times, marked by both the sun and the moon, and Moses announces a set of them which we have come to know as festivals in Leviticus 23. Again this year, Good Friday is over when Passover actually begins. It is another example of how tradition poses as biblical fact. Please take a moment to recall and give a loud hosannah with reference to the Son of David, whether or not the bread and wine of the covenant are present.